not invidiously so, and once went out to the
door to see a procession of Philadelphia Wide
Awakes. Left with Haney at 11, walking
part of the way home with him.
Sally knows I don�t love her, I have told her
so in so many words. She thinks I entertain
a half-cynical opinion of her; would not object
to have me for a suitor but is not the girl to
let sentiment strike in so as to hurt her. Yet
these confidential relations between the opposite
sexes always have a touch of it; Haney was
right enough in thinking danger might come of
it. He�d never have seen it without the aid
of certain �green-eyed� spectacles, however.
I wouldn�t play false to Hannah�s love and
fidelity for all the world, I have never wished
too. I don�t like blabbing of my engagement
to her even to Sally, but if it must be, it
must. God keep me from coxcombry and
puppyism in over estimating a girl�s fancy!
but these entries must read like it. It seems
damnably ungenerous, too, to be noting down a girl�s
confidences. I do and cannot but like her
and wouldn�t wrong her in thought or deed.
All this business has come about in the most
unstudied manner in the world. Get married
Sally! take Nichols or Nast or any good